Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by OnlyOne, Oct 4, 2015.
Actually, not much. I hadn't been watching us that closely the last couple of years.
He's usually very reliable and has been a great servant but age is catching up with him fast. One game per week and a sub is the limit for him. He was unlucky with the OG but that's the risk if you don't take a full hit and at the end he was knackered and frustrated. A game of two halves tonight but there's nobody better atm.
Isn’t he out of contract at the end of the season. We really need to invest all our budget on the defence in the summer. In desperate need on at least 2cb and a LB. With Sven gone will be interesting to see who we get in.
Another who has somehow gone under the radar for a utterly rubbish performance. Turning his back for the first goal, constantly out of position and gave up for the 3rd goal.
There is another thread about legends and some members spouting he is a legend and some that he is as good as cole. Fact ashley cole right now is still a better defender than this joker.
Tbf I think some of our players have a fear of looking foolish or give up on situations far too easily.
Monreal knows he isn't going to get back in time, he also knows he won't get anywhere close to Sarr to even make it look like a good attempt at tracking back. So he does this instead.
He's not the only guy in our squad to pull a stunt like this, Mustafi did the same in the League Cup final against Aguero. He knew he messed up and instead of trying to rectify the situation, he knows Aguero is about to score so he doesn't even try. There must be other examples as well. Guendouzi has done it a few times, no one can tell me he doesn't see someone running past him. He just thinks he won't catch him so he doesn't even try.
There is an air of inevitability when we're about to concede, almost no one in our squad tries to salvage a hopeless situation. They give up before the opponent even takes the shot.
I miss having players who would fight for everything all the time. With this lot, when things go bad, they go absolutely rotten.
So right. Whats frustrating is monreal is acting like a 5yr old when there is 70 yards of football to be played. Anything couldve happened, sarr couldve tripped over or the play slowed down. Doing what he did was a disrespect to the club and his team mates and the fans, reminds me of gallas.
You mean we should splash out the whole 75p just in the defence????
We’re linked with Tagliafico for about 8M. Heard a lot about him but haven’t seen much to give any opinion. In our price range anyway.
Think we need to find a Nacho clone.
Kola is perfect for wingback, very good as fullback, both cases very offensive player. We need a younger version now. better defender then Kola, capable of playing as LCB in 3 at back to give us another option. our RB is also offensive minded player, Niles might be our backup there also, just another reason for a younger version of Nacho on the left to give us balanc
8M will get you a signed shirt and a video meet and greet. Try 25-30M.
Is it just me, or was he really, really explosive last night? Broke away from much younger Newcastle numerous times, without needing to use too much technique either. Our best defender by far in this game, he seems to be in an excellent shape and can play both CB and LB. We could do much worse than him as a squad option, isn't a one-year renewal the obvious choice here?
Should have been shipped of years ago
He hides and makes others look bad ffs
I thought the one-year renewal was already triggered? Played very well last night, although Newcastle was pretty sheit.
He always preform well I like how he preform as center back like its his natural position.
That's a terrible hot take even by your standards
Yep, cracking game last night even if he's living dangerously at times. Still amazes me that I see people in the transfer section wanting him shipped out this summer. A solid veteran that is a capable squad option.
I think Mustafi and Koscielny are ahead of Nacho in queue to be sold this summer (for me anyway).